A new phishing scheme appears to have come to the fore and members are advised to not respond to this email.
An email with the subject "Tax Refund" is in circulation and requests the recipients to download the attached form titled REFUNDSARS.html and to complete it in order to effect the process of the Tax Refund. The email also states that the refund will take 48 hours to reflect in your account.
We urge members and their clients to not act on this email, but to rather contact SARS in cases of uncertainty.
Section 240A of the Tax Administration Act, 2011 (as amended) requires that all tax practitioners register with a recognized controlling body before 1 July 2013. It is a criminal offense to not register with both a recognized controlling body and SARS.